College Credit for High School Students

Bucks County Community College has developed articulation agreements with several area high schools:

  • Bucks County Technical High School
  • Centennial School District
  • Eastern Center for Arts & Technology
  • Lancaster County Career and Technical Center
  • Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
  • Northern Montgomery County Technical Career Center
  • Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical High School
  • Western Center for Technical Studies

Programs of study at the above named schools in which students can earn a specified number of credits in related majors at BCCC include:

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Collision Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Trades Technology
  • Carpentry/Masonry Technology
  • Cinema/Video
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Commercial Arts
  • Computer Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diesel Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electrical Technology
  • Emergency Management/Public Safety
  • Fine Woodworking
  • Fire Science
  • Graphic Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • HVAC/R Technology
  • Law Enforcement/Correctional Administration
  • Law Enforcement/Police Administration
  • Law Enforcement/Social Services
  • Multimedia
  • National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
  • Networking Technology/ Electronics
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Technology
  • Plumbing/Heating Technology
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Retail Management
  • Welding Technology

In these areas, the course of study at the high school has been compared with the course of study at Bucks. Credit is granted for the mastery of common topics.

High school students in programs listed above should work through their instructors at the high school to pursue program articulation and should arrange to have their transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration.The appropriate academic departments will evaluate these credits and will inform the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration which courses may be brought in for credit on the Bucks County Community College transcript.

Individuals who are pursuing (or have completed) a registered apprenticeship program can earn credits under the evaluation guidelines of the American Council on Education. This is accomplished by a detailed evaluation of the individual's training record. Please visit the PLA Website for additional details or contact Prior Learning Assessment at 215-968-8161.

Other area high school students and/or previous high school graduates may be interested in pursuing an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies.

If you have questions regarding the Occupational Studies Program, call the Department of Business Studies, 215-968-8227 or the Office of Academic and Curricular Services, 215-968-8212.